I started a theatre company! But it's a really hard time to be a theatre company! So we're kicking off with a weekly podcast since it isn't safe to perform in person yet. PTAC's Audio Drama series is a weekly podcast that is a cross between an old timey-radio show and an audiobook.
Lost Notes is a music documentary podcast from KCRW (Santa Monica, CA). For our third season, the poet and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib explores a single year: 1980 - the brilliant, awkward, and sometimes heartbreaking opening to a monumental decade in popular music. Check out the episode guide in the Extended Description. Here's my essay introducing the series. [Previously on Projects: Season 1 | Season 2] [more inside]
Two millennial caregivers for their chronically ill spouses, speak honestly about what life is like when there are more days spent in sickness than in health. [more inside]
I set out to make the most mundane, dreary podcast possible... but then Stuff Happened that made it topical and perhaps slightly poignant. Each episode features the audio of a different person's journey to work, sometimes with just the background noises, sometimes with commentary. [more inside]
After two and a half years of work -- recording and editing some 300 hours of audio with dozens of actors -- I have started releasing the second season of my audio drama. Nineteen episodes (including a forthcoming seven part epic set between 1994 and 2023), 120 speaking roles, and I wrote nearly a thousand pages. The series involves parallel universes, wisecracking demons, revolutionaries, exuberant aliens fond of American nostalgia, and, above all, an examination of love and empathy.
My colleague and I co-host a monthly live literary show called Write Club, which pits writers against each other in timed bouts on opposing concepts. While we're all quarantined, we're continuing on with a series of video bouts. First installment is up now, with more to come in the weeks to follow. [more inside]
My friend Seth interviews me about the bike tour I did last summer: “In June of 2019 Ev embarked on a tour along the famous Pacific Coast Bike Route from Portland, OR to San Francisco, CA. In this episode Ev talks about their experience planning for the trip, and shares stories about the ride itself.” [more inside]
A couple of years ago I made a free 8-week writing course in podcast form. Starting from Jan 1st I'm releasing a new, bigger version called The 100 Day Writing Challenge. [more inside]
Thanks to AskMeFi I put a bowl of fruit on it and sold a piano on Craigslist. The buyer ended up composing an amazing song with it for my podcast. After 28 episodes of Man Afraid of Everything (from hailing a taxi to doing improv for a year) I’m excited to share this new workbook inspired by the show. Write, draw, and trash your way through a series of challenges designed to expand your comfort zone. [more inside]
Hello! The (5 min) youtube video (with speaker notes linked in the description) is an executive summary of my final project for a class called Organizing Information. The project was to design an index for a collection of existing work. I chose podcast episodes within the Radiotopia network. An index is an organized list of terms that link to all the items that have that term (like this on metafilter). Indexes (1) allow users to find all of the items connected by a term in one place and (2) describe items by considering their "aboutness" --- a concept that can be quite the rabbit hole! [more inside]
I wanted to wait until we had a sufficient pile of episodes out there to share, but ... Lost Notes is back for another season! Our exec producer/host this season is the great Jessica Hopper - one of the sharpest music writers and critics in the room. Check out the episode guide in the Extended Description. [more inside]
In 1965, soon after Bloody Sunday, white minister Jim Reeb was murdered in Selma by four men. Three were charged, all were acquitted. A new NPR podcast explores the legacy of that death, and investigates the circumstances of Reeb's death. I worked on this visual introduction to the case, including photos, audio, and excerpts from the FBI case file.
Play Comics is a weekly podcast where a guest and I look at video games based on comic properties and how well those games stick to the source material. Think more along the lines of a book vs movie thing than a game review thing. [more inside]
This podcast (recorded in pubs in the greater Dublin, Ireland area) covers Dungeons & Dragons news, with reviews of new material, play advice, and general chat. There are 4 episodes so far, with much better audio quality starting on the 3rd episode (the first was marred by recording on a cellphone and the second with cellphone interference on the recording device - stupid phones!).
Hosted by two funny women for people who love basketball but don’t love the boring stuff — stats, numbers, stodgy old announcer guys. I handled the design. My partner seldomfun is the producer. [more inside]
Co-hosts Gina Gagliano (Publishing Director of Random House Graphic) and Alison Wilgus (Cartoonist, writer, editor and MeFite) guide listeners through the inner workings of graphic novel publishing through a series of interviews where professionals in the industry -- editors, agents, cartoonists, designers, etc -- explain the details of their jobs. [more inside]
Artpal! is a podcast I created about, well, art. Season 1's 9 episodes act as a guerrilla audioguide to a group of objects on display at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (although I wrote them with the idea that you could also just listen anywhere and look at images online if you wanted). Show's available on iTunes and Google Play, as well as streaming at the site. [more inside]
An animation project manager, a sound guy, a Youtuber, and a comic book superfan explore the phenomenon of being super hyped about showing your friends a movie you love, but being slightly worried you're over-selling it. I've been a cohost on this podcast, laughing and cringing our way through our old faves, for what is now entering our fourth year! We're asking for some audience write-ins or audio submissions for the next episode. [more inside]
I've listened to podcasts ever since it required hunting Podcast Pickle, and love meta shows which repurpose audio (the defunct Ask Mr Biggs comes to mind) so I spent a few hours trying out an idea I've had rattling around: I've spliced together all 2018 welcomes/thanks of guests on CBC:s Quirks and Quarks podcast into a 15 minute thing. [more inside]
We've Been Had is a podcast dedicated to walking through the catalog of the band Uncle Tupelo song by song. Said walking is done by a couple of idiots from Minneapolis who have been fans of the band for a couple of decades. Discussion is erudite and ridiculous, occasionally digressing into whether a store that sells liquor and guns would get robbed a lot, or what's really going on in that Loverboy song about working for the weekend. Also, Son Volt and Wilco get brought up a lot.
A Eurovision Song Contest podcast made by and for Americans. We dive deep into the selection processes, songs, artists, and pageantry of Eurovision in the hopes of making our friends and listeners less baffled by what they are witnessing. Available via iTunes, for Android, on Google Play, or direct via RSS.
My brand-new podcast for KCRW! Wheee! Over a year in the making, it's a brand-new series devoted to “the greatest music stories never truly told.” [more inside]
Sam and Ross Like Things is a fortnightlyish podcast where two friends, Sam and Ross, each describe a thing that they like. The one rule is “no hedging”—you just have to unabashedly like your thing. As of today, we’ve done 50 episodes which is 49 more than we initially predicted.
Twice-monthly broadcast from our boat to yours. Friendly radio murmurs on books, art, weather, memory, sex, science, the occult, family, relationships, etc. Ideally the feeling of riding sleepy in the backseat on a road trip in the dark while your friends, who are driving, talk to each other and you drift in and out. Sporadic continuity, amiable guests. [more inside]
I made a free 8-week fiction writing course in podcast form. [more inside]
What began as an exploration of my love of weird western stuff has evolved into a discussion of creativity and the professional market for creative undertakings, with a lot of little side trips into the worlds of wrestling, polka, horseback riding, rattlesnake chili, and whatever else attracts our attention at the moment. Cohosted by Coco Mault.
Canadian law is fun and cool and exciting! Every three weeks, we release another podcast where we take something in the news or the general cultural conversation in Canada, and break down how the law applies. The web link works, but it's better to look it up & subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, etc. [more inside]
A colleague and I, both of us academic librarians, have a podcast where we interview our Library and non-Library colleagues about their work. So far, we've covered everything from technology to open access to midwifery to stand-up comedy.
A podcast examining the intersection of Technology, Politics and Philosophy, from an unapologetically Socialist perspective.
It's a podcast! Richard Platel (me) and Liz Walker discuss this week's episode of the Canadian edition of Bake Off, The Great Canadian Baking Show.
A different theme each week! MeFite Kitteh and I co-host a Saturday-morning radio show at CFRC in Kingston, Ontario, and for over three years we've picked a weekly theme and explored it through music, in every style imaginable. I've been pushing the archives to podcast (legally, under a SOCAN 22F tariff) for a while now. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or Google Play (search for Waffles Radio)! The site also archives a summer radio fill-in/podcast on video game music and composers, Virtualosos, which ultimately wasn't sustainable.
A podcast and blog looking at the good, the bad, and the WTF of western movies, country songs, and that sort of thing. [more inside]
100 days in, I think this is "real" enough to share now -- starting on January 1, I thought I'd reinforce my good intentions with a daily podcast about sobriety, exercise, diet and generally trying to do better. Each daily podcast is at or under 3 minutes, including a 10-second "check-in" at the end. [more inside]
We Will Fix You is a semi-serious/semi-surreal/broadly dreadful advice podcast brought to you by the same team of idiots who talk about comics over at ConSequential. [more inside]
Hi-Phi Nation is the first story-driven, narrative podcast on contemporary philosophy. Every week we begin with compelling stories of ordinary and extraordinary human experiences, and transform them into an examination of philosophical ideas. We profile stories from war, crime, politics, religion, public health and policy, science, and history that raise philosophical questions, and we answer them with the help of contemporary academic philosophers. The aim of the show is to bring fans of the best narrative, story-driven podcasts like Invisibilia, Radiolab, 99% Invisible, and This American Life into philosophy. We're halfway through the first season, so subscribe and binge now!
This is a podcast featuring my husband and two colleagues, all of whom were chosen as superforecasters in the Good Judgment Project based on their performance in the tournament (previously discussed on the blue here). [more inside]
Hi there! So I started the podcast in June 2016 but wanted to wait until I had a decent amount of episodes before posting it here on Projects. In late autumn, my partner and I traveled to Asheville/Charlotte/Charleston/Savannah/Atlanta for a run of interviews that I am now finishing up in post-production. [more inside]
Race Invaders is a podcast hosted by myself and my friend Tim Yang, in which we discuss social justice, politics, culture, and probably more geek shit than is necessary, but we like it. [more inside]
Listen to two guys talk about the Wire every two weeks. We often get off on tangents, most interesting, some not.
I and 3 friends, each with a different value of nerd cred, start recapping SyFy's TV series The Expanse. We are looking at each episode and talking about some of the background in the books that didn't make it into the show, looking at how human politics and society has changed (and stayed the same) as we colonize the solar system, and take apart the important details like what happened to that rat we see on the Canterbury in Episode 1. [more inside]
Professor Mark Moritz and I had a conversation about our research on Cameroonian pastoralists and Diana monkeys in Cote d'Ivoire. [more inside]
Safe for Democracy is a site and a podcast dedicated to shining a little light on the darker spots in the history of US foreign policy. It's got a blog here, a show page here, and an RSS feed here. You can also follow on iTunes. The first episode is about the coup in Guatemala. [more inside]
As major podcast and design nerds, my developer partner, seldomfun, and I were super excited to work with the wonderful podcast 99% Invisible on their recent website redesign. Talk about a dream project! How did this thang get made you ask? We also just posted a detailed post on our site on the process.
I'm doing a podcast where I do fully (er, mostly) produced re-tellings of classic folk tales, fairy tales, historic letters and short stories. It has been a blast so far, and I would love for you to take a listen. I'm also always open to suggestions on things to read.
MeFi's beloved Gregnog was kind enough to be the first guest for my new podcast. The whole pretense is this: I've spent 20 years in public radio, listening to people being interviewed only because they had a new book or movie or TV show coming out that week. I love Terry Gross, but her bosses would never schedule a butcher or a puppeteer or a single mom, unless there was some financial reason to do so. So that's the point of this podcast - I am going to interview "ordinary" people, to underscore the fact that there is no such thing as an ordinary person. (Here is the full manifesto behind it.) Thanks to gregnog for being a great first guest. I have six more in the can, and I have solved the audio issues that plague this first one.
My husband and I play the music for this speculative fiction audio drama, in collaboration with a crew of local writers and voices. The story is set in Boston and on the T, but involves an assortment of highly fictional plot arcs (cryptozoology, secession of the Red Line to form an independent municipality, etc). Given the T setting, the idea was to have the soundtrack music sound like buskers such as you'd encounter at the T stops. This is your chance to hear "Charlie on the MTA" performed on Irish concertina.
The Optical is a podcast revisiting the history of VFX films and technology, often through the lens of Cinefex magazine. In late 2013, I started a blog to go with an idea that I had for a podcast, to (re)read all of the print issues of Cinefex magazine in my collection, and revisit older VFX movies from the heyday of practical effects. The podcast started in January 2014, and so far, we've released 24 episodes. During that time, I've had the pleasure of interviewing great minds like Douglas Trumbull, Harrison Ellenshaw and John Van Vliet, and Howie Weed. I'm kinda proud that we've made it this far.
Denny Conn and Drew Beechum, two homebrewers with too much time on their hands, tackle a variety of subjects about brewing, the beer world, homebrewing and sloppy citizen science. It's light hearted, has a ukulele, shades of Car Talk and is all about the wackiness of beer science and the science of beer wackiness
A Podcast about the misadventures and victories of a life in the sciences. As told and lived by Graduate Students. We mimic the format of This American Life (more or less) to chronicle the crazy stories and hijinks of current and former graduate students via interviews. This month's episode (there are four out so far) asks "What Would You Do For Your Data". [more inside]